Cycling’s Next Generation

Axeon Hagens Berman is a UCI Continental cycling team based in the United States and managed by Axel Merckx with an international roster of under-23 riders


Latest news

Foundation Announced In Honor of Chad Young

July 17, 2017 — The Young family announced today the creation of the Chad William Young Foundation in memory of their son who passed away at the age of 21 in April. The foundation will fund research into the prevention of traumatic brain injuries...

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Fitzalan Crowe
17 Jul 17

Adrien Costa Announces Leave of Absence from Cycling

July 14, 2017 – Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team announced today that Adrien Costa will take a break from competitive cycling for the remainder of the 2017 season.

The California native, who is one of the sport's most promising young talents,...

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Fitzalan Crowe
14 Jul 17

Axeon Hagens Berman Signs Winner of Ronde van Vlaanderen Juniors Maikel Zijlaard for 2018

Axeon Hagens Berman is excited to announce the first new addition to the 2018 roster with the signing of Dutch rider Maikel Zijlaard.

Zijlaard, 18, of Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the 2017 Ronde van Vlaanderen juniors champion.

In addition to...

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Nick Shuley
04 Jul 17

Powless Captures US Under 23 Title


Louisville, Kentucky – Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team's Neilson Powless captured his first national title Friday after sprinting to the win from a three-man group at the US Under 23 national road...

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Nick Shuley
30 Jun 17

Barta Runner-up at USA Under 23 Time Trial Nationals


Louisville, Kentucky – William Barta finished second Thursday at the USA Cycling Amateur Time Trial Nationals while a total of five Axeon Hagens Berman riders finished in the top 10 at the...

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Nick Shuley
29 Jun 17

Rider profile

Two dozen of the coveted "Axel's Axes" stickers lined the top tube of Neilson Powless's Specialized S-Works Tarmac at the end of the 2016 season. The team's directors award the axes for victories, special jerseys earned or even admirable acts of teamwork. Powless earned so many honors last years, the team's mechanics barely had a place to put all the stickers.

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"Foundation Announced In Honor of Chad Young" - #PROVEIT #AlwaysBeYoung
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A very special Happy Birthday to one of the best: @antonebone of @calgiantberries. #PROVEIT

Our gear

Explore The Team’s Equipment For 2017

The Axeon Hagens Berman team are riding Specialised S-Works bikes with SRAM components, Quarq power meters and Zipp wheels for the 2017 season with race kit provided by Ale, Beaker Concepts and Oakley. Explore all of the equipment being used by the team this year, including a 3D model of the race bike, in our Gear section.